ASTTBC has five statutory committees led by the following individuals:

  • Nomination Committee – Trent Reid, CTech
  • Credentials Committee – Lloyd Van’t Haaff, AScT
  • Audit and Practice Review Committee – Ariel Estrada, AScT
  • Investigations Committee – Paul Tomei, AScT
  • Discipline Committee – TBD

Nomination Committee

The Nomination Committee (NC) administers the nomination of registrants who are qualified to be nominated for election to the council in accordance with merit-based selection principles prescribed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council and criteria or preferences for registrant councillors in determined by the ASTTBC Council.

The NC consists of a minimum four members who are practising registrants in good standing or retired registrants, a past president, and of at least one lay member. The past president acts as the chair of the committee. Committee members may be appointed for terms of up to four years, subject to annual renewal, to a maximum of three consecutive terms.

The Committee may exercise the powers and must perform the duties specified in Part I of ASTTBC Bylaws, and may exercise any other power, authority or jurisdiction authorized by council under section 32(2) of the Act. The nomination committee is typically required to meet at least three times annually at a time and place established by the chair. Meetings typically take place in late fall and winter, in support of elections, which take place in spring.

Committee Members

Committee ChairTrent Reid, CTech
Committee MemberSarah Campden, AScT, RTMgr
Committee MemberNancy Fowler, AScT (retired)
Committee MemberTim Murphy, AScT
Committee MemberKeith Trulson, AScT, PTech, Eng.L.
Lay Committee MemberTerry Suen

Credentials Committee

The Credentials Committee (CC) assesses and recognizes education and training programs that meet the education requirements for individuals registering in various ASTTBC disciplines and reviews and approves or denies applications for registration. It appoints file reviewers to assess applications for registration, provides a report with recommendations to the CC for their decision, and when necessary, conducts hearings of applications for registration where good character and/or fitness to practise are at issue.

The CC consists of at least four members who are practising registrants in good standing or retired registrants, and of at least one lay member. The Committee may appoint qualified individuals to assess an application for admission, reinstatement or enrolment and provide an assessment report with recommendations for decision to the committee.

It may establish panels of no less than three members, including one lay member comprised of qualified registrants or other experts to conduct assessments of approved educational programs and similar inquiries and provide recommendations to the committee. Committee members may be appointed for terms of up to four years, subject to annual renewal, to a maximum of three consecutive terms.

The Committee may exercise the powers and must perform the duties specified in Part IV of ASTTBC Bylaws (or delegate any of these powers and duties to the Registrar), and may exercise any other power, authority or jurisdiction authorized by council under section 32(2) or 44(2) of the Act. The CC and/or its panels meet monthly.

In 2021, ASTTBC received a total of 628 registration applications, of which 37 required review and decision by the Credentials Committee.

Committee Members

Committee ChairLloyd Van’t Haaff, AScT
Committee MemberPeter Jorgensen, AScT, RBD
Committee MemberMary Lu, AScT
Committee MemberEd Mitchell, AScT, CPWI 3 (retired)
Committee MemberBrian Mowry, AScT, PTech, Eng.L., P.Tech.(AB)
Committee MemberShaun Pattenden, ROWP
Committee MemberMilan Pavlovic, AScT
Committee MemberGurvir Sekhon, RFPT
Lay Committee MemberSantokh Sahota, P.Eng
Lay Committee MemberMartin Sills, PAg (Retired)

Audit and Practice Review Committee

The Audit and Practice Review Committee (APRC) establishes conditions, requirements, and instruments for conducting audit and practice assessment reviews, determines the criteria for selecting registrants to undergo an audit or practice review, and appoints qualified individuals as assessors to assist in audits and practice reviews.

The Committee then reviews and makes decisions on the recommendations presented in audit and practice review reports, recommends remedial action to ensure compliance with the PGA, ASTTBC bylaws, standards of practice, and code of ethics, and when necessary, refers registrants for investigation by the IC. The Committee also further monitors and reports on the status of registrants’ compliance with continuing professional development (CPD) requirements and currency of practice.

The APRC consists of at least four members who are practising registrants in good standing or retired registrants, and of at least one lay member. Appointment of panels is allowed where each panel needs to have no less than three members, including one lay member. Committee members may be appointed for terms of up to four years, subject to annual renewal, to a maximum of three consecutive terms.

The Committee may exercise the powers and must perform the duties specified in Part VI of ASTTBC Bylaws, and may exercise any other power, authority or jurisdiction authorized by council under section 32(2) or 63(2) of the Act. Panels of the APRC are each expected to have five regularly scheduled meetings per year.

Committee Members

Committee ChairAriel Estrada, MSc, P.Eng.
Committee MemberMonty Armstrong, AScT, RFPT
Committee MemberJeff Martin, RFPT
Committee MemberGeoff Sale, AScT (retired)
Committee MemberTracy Smith, CTech, CHI
Committee MemberTim Wilson, ROWP
Lay Committee MemberLaurelle Funk

Investigation Committee

The role of the Investigation Committee (IC) is to investigate and potentially resolve complaints and reports by registrants regarding professional misconduct, incompetent practice, conduct unbecoming and/or a breach of the Act or ASTTBC Bylaws. 

The IC investigates complaints from the public, reports from registrants pursuant to section 58 of the Act and may also initiate an investigation on its own motion. Under theActand the ASTTBC Bylaws, the Committee may dispose of a matter (with the consent of the registrant) or direct the Registrar to issue a citation, which will result in the matter being referred to a separate Discipline Committee (DC) for a hearing.

Dispositions available to the IC include:

  • Taking no further action
  • Issuing a letter of caution
  • Referring the matter to the Audit and Practice Review Committee for a practice review
  • Proposing that the registrant enters a Reprimand or Remedial Action by Consent
  • Proposing a Consent Order
  • Referring the matter to Alternative Complaint Resolution (can result in a consent order)
  • Directing the Registrar to issue a citation

The IC consists of at least four members who are practising registrants in good standing or retired registrants, and of at least one lay member. A member of the investigation committee may not sit on the discipline committee. The Committee may exercise the powers and must perform the duties specified in Part VIII of ASTTBC Bylaws.

The Committee is responsible for hearings to take extraordinary action pursuant to section 67 of the Act to place interim limits and suspensions on a registrant’s practice pending the outcome of an investigation. The Investigation Committee was convened and held its first meeting on June 2, 2021. The IC held two additional meetings in 2021 for a total of three. The IC appointed 4 inspectors under section 68 of the Act. 

Committee Members

Committee ChairPaul Tomei, AScT
Committee MemberRussell Cass, CTech, CPI, RRFA
Committee MemberCody Elder, AScT
Committee MemberSamira Harris, AScT, PTech, P.Eng
Lay Committee MemberStewart Novak

Discipline Committee

Panels appointed by the Discipline Committee (DC) conduct hearings into allegations of professional misconduct by ASTTBC registrants. If the allegations are proven, the DC determines the appropriate outcome and provides reasons for its decision.

The DC consists of at least four members who are practising registrants in good standing or retired registrants, and of at least one lay member. The chair of the discipline committee may appoint discipline committee panels of no less than three members which includes at least one lay committee member, to conduct discipline hearings. ASTTBC considers six registrant members, and two lay members are required for the DC to function effectively.

Committee members may be appointed for terms of up to four years, subject to annual renewal, to a maximum of three consecutive terms. The DC does not convene regularly. When a meeting is necessary, the duration varies depending on the circumstances of the matter to be adjudicated.

The Committee may exercise the powers and must perform the duties specified in Part VIII of ASTTBC Bylaws, and any other power, authority or jurisdiction authorized by council under section 32(2) of the Act.

Committee Members

The ASTTBC has not had the need to establish the DC yet. However, the structure and policies are in place should the need arise.